Guilliano Boekstaaf

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How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software engineer."<p>When not running the company or coding the site, he's playing StarCraft with his two …

Startups

Bloodborne gameplay walkthrough part 42: Grand Yharnam tour

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>In today's episode of our <i>Bloodborne</i> let's play series, Phil and I do a whole bunch of cool side missions before we head off on the final segment of the game. We meet a mysterious new hunter, check out what happened to Arianna and pay a final visit …

Grand Theft Auto V mods weekly 3: Vehicle cannon, angry planes, and more

You don’t have to live with the Grand Theft Auto V that Rockstar made for you. We can make it better.<p>Welcome to part three of our GTA V mods weekly series. This time, we’re going to cause a few megatons of damage with vehicles.<p>If you’re wondering how to get started installing GTA V mods, please …

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The most amazing GTA 5 video stars a flying chimp with a gun that fires cars, not bullets

It's a good thing that Rockstar is cool with PC mods. Otherwise, we wouldn't see amazing things like the video above, which distills everything brilliant and insane about <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> mods into a 40-second clip.<p>Press play above to see YouTube channel PersonalityCoreCompany make the case for …

What’s Your Favorite Beginning of a Game?

Welcome back to GameSpot Q&A, a weekly section where we ask our staff and readers an interesting discussion question about video games. Look at this as a forum where you and others can discuss and compare your opinions of this beloved hobby of ours. So don't hesitate to let us know what your answer …

Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions

<b>Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system.</b><p>Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft development executive, said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the "last version" of the dominant desktop software.<p>His comments were echoed by Microsoft which said it would …

Windows 10

Designing for Android: an iOS developer’s perspective

As an iOS developer, I’m frequently asked, “When are you going to do an Android version?” Like it is just a matter of time.<p>But the truth is, we’ll probably never support Android. While there are sound business rationales for this, my motives are rooted in design philosophy.<p>The commercial and …

Apps

'Castlevania' designer explains what made 'Symphony' so special

There's plenty I could say about <i>Castlevania: Symphony of the Night</i> but in the interest of time I'll keep it short and sweet: it's one of the most influential games ever made. Don't believe me? Eighteen years later, its core design conceit (read: explore a gigantic environment at will, uncovering …